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Mid-size laptops with 14-inch and 15-inch screens can be perfectly reliable for everyday use by families and students. The best everyday laptop is powerful enough for basic computing, word processing, working with spreadsheets, surfing internet, watching movies and multimedia handling.

The topmost everyday laptops work on Mac/Windows operating systems and are equipped with processors from Intel Core family running at a speed of 1.5 GHz to provide good general application performance. These laptops have integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000/discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT graphics for video output, RAM size of 4GB to 16GB and HDD capacity of 500GB; newer laptops have speedy SSD storage of at least 128GB.

Laptops with good audio output, high-resolution screens and DVD drives can be used for everyday entertainment. Presence of nice keyboards for comfortable typing, would increase the productivity in creating documents and excel sheets. Also, long lasting batteries would be a plus when opting for everyday laptops.

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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2015

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)


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Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015)
Razer Blade (2015)
Dell Latitude 14 5000 Series (E5450)
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015)
Razer Blade (2015)
Dell Latitude 14 5000 Series (E5450)
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Mar 2015
Feb 2015
Apr 2015
Sep 2015
Processor Speed
2.2 GHz
2.3 GHz
2.6 GHz
2.19 GHz
1.83 GHz
Display Size
15.4 in.
14.0 in.
14.0 in.
14.0 in.
14.0 in.
Display
15.4 inches, Widescreen, 2880 x 1800
14 inches, Widescreen, 2560 x 1440
14 inches, Widescreen, 3200 x 1800
14 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
14 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD, Flash storage
256 GB, SSD
256 GB, SSD
256 GB, SSD
500 GB, HDD
Installed Memory
16 GB
8 GB
16 GB
8 GB
4 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 Pro
Microsoft Windows 8
Processor
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4770HQ
2.3 GHz, Intel Core i5-5300U
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ
2.19 GHz, Intel Core i5-5200U
1.83 GHz, Intel Celeron N2940
Laptop Type
Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement, SSD, Flash storage
Business, Ultrabook
Gaming, Ultraportable, Gaming Ultraportable
Business
Desktop Replacement

  • The latest Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display gets a Force Touch trackpad and better battery capacity than its predecessor, but it faces stiff competition.


  • Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.


  • - The highlight, of course, is its Retina Display, which is a 15.4in IPS affair with a stunning resolution of 2,880 x 1,800 – that’s 220ppi.
    - Getting to the glass touchpad, meanwhile, it’s still the best we’ve used, rivalled only by the cream of the Windows laptop crop.


  • The latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is an incredibly thin and light business ultrabook that features a premium design with a 14-inch touch screen and all-day battery life.


  • The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an excellent business ultraportable, offering strong performance, long battery life and an improved keyboard, all in a svelte and durable design.


  • The Carbon is a good laptop
    in every department and a big improvement over its


  • The newest Razer Blade boasts impressive features and great performance, making it the ultraportable gaming machine to beat.


  • The Razer Blade is a slim stunner that now packs GeForce GTX 970M graphics, making it a lightweight gaming powerhouse.


  • Whether it's for gaming, multimedia enjoyment, work or all of the above, the Razer Blade is a fantastic choice if you need high performance but don't want to sacrifice mobility to get it.


  • With the Latitude 14 5000 Series (E5450), Dell delivers the simple thing that most business users are looking for: a laptop that gets things done without slowing you down.


  • The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 is an attractive, 14-inch, touch-screen laptop with solid sound, but it doesn't give you enough for your money.


  • It's difficult to fault the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme on toughness grounds, thanks to its solid build and first-rate protection for ports and slots. However, day-long battery life is highly desirable for field-based notebooks, and you're unlikely to get that from the entry-level review configuration with the standard 6-cell battery.


  • The Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY is a solid desktop-replacement laptop with good battery life for a reasonable under-$500 price, but it doesn't shine otherwise. Better budget options are available.


Top 5 everyday laptop of 2016:

  1. Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
  2. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015)
  3. Razer Blade (2015)
  4. Dell Latitude 14 5000 Series (E5450)
  5. Lenovo IdeaPad 100-14IBY